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SPOON SURPRISE: Amersham Men’s Shed members stir up joy at Chorleywood charity café

 Published on: 26th November 2023   |   By: Sophia Sheera   |   Category: Uncategorized

Members of the Amersham Men’s Shed surprised staff at Chorleywood’s Café on the Common with an unexpected gift last month.

The Café on the Common is run by the charity MissionEmployable, which offers internships to young people with learning difficulties to prepare them for employment.

John Purnell, who has been a member of Men’s Shed for several years, recently visited the café.Erica Bendall, trustee at MissionEmployable, casually mentioned to John that the café’s tables needed numbers.

Erica was “overjoyed” when John returned two days later with 13 numbered spoons, hand carved from recycled wood by members of the Men’s Shed.

John said: “I mentioned [the café] to the lads and by the end of the day, we’d made all these!”

Members of Men’s Shed, which brings together men of all ages to use existing skills and learn new ones, will be selling products at the Old Amersham Christmas Evening on Old Amersham High Street on December 1, and at the Amersham Christmas Festival on Sycamore Road on December 2.

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Photo Credit: Cafe on the Common

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